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Zawoja is a straggling village in Małopolskie Province in southern Poland. It's known as the longest village in Poland.

Get in[edit]

Zawoja can easiest be reached by bus from Krakow. There are several bus companies of which only Merc-Bus seems to have a schedule published online (only on the Polish website version). The transit costs around 15 zł and takes about 2 hours. Buses leave hourly from 6:00 to 22:00 from the Krakow central bus terminal next to the railway station.

Get around[edit]

Zawoja stretches on about 18 km. To travel between the parts of the town, any bus can be stopped at the bus stops. Travel in Zawoja is 2 zł.


Wooden church in Zawoja
  • Zawoja's main attraction is Babiogórski National Park [dead link], with the 1725 m peak of Babia Góra and wildlife including bears, wolves and lynxes.
  • A beautiful wooden church dating from 1888 can be visited in the town part known as Zawoja Centrum.


Hiking is definitely the most rewarding activity for visitors. There are several paths going through the National Park as well as the bordering forest. Maps are available in any bigger book store in Poland.


A lot of small stores with irregular opening hours offer the most necessary food and other items. They can be found in every part of the town. A more expensive, but very complete supermarket can be found in Zawoja Centrum.


There are restaurants scattered around all parts of the town.



Zawoja offers a wide range of accommodation options, ranging from plenty simple rooms in private houses to small hotel complexes with seminar rooms and whirlpools. Some hiking maps name and show the bigger options. A very incomplete list of accommodation options in Zawoja Widły, a part of the town within walking distance from the National Park border, follows:

  • Diablak, Zawoja Widły (bus stop Zawoja Widły). rooms with TV. 35 zł.
  • Greta Jezutek, Wilczna 1701 (bus stop Zawoja Widły), +48 33 8776064. Greta offers very simple rooms in her own house. Her kitchen can be used to cook. She only speaks Polish, but her son is a park guide and knows some English. 20 zł.
  • Krakus, Zawoja Widły (bus stop Zawoja Widły). rooms with TV, phone, Internet connection, breakfast included. 80 zł.

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